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Matlock Meadows

Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 2JG, England
01629 760596
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Ranked #7 of 17 attractions in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms
Owner description: Matlock Meadows is a modern purpose built ice cream parlour and coffee shop set within a working dairy farm. The farm has diversified by making... more » Owner description: Matlock Meadows is a modern purpose built ice cream parlour and coffee shop set within a working dairy farm. The farm has diversified by making italian style hand made ice cream here on the farm using the fresh milk from our dairy herd. The coffee shop serves 15 flavours of ice cream, also sorbet's, ice cream sundaes, a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks, giftware and local produce. In the adjacent field and barn we have micro pigs, rabbits, sheep, chickens, cows and calves. We are a real working dairy farm rather than a major visitor attraction therefore we do not charge any entrance fees however we rely on the income generated from the shop sales and would politely like to point out that Car parking, use of facilities/toilets and access to the animals is free of charge for patrons of the coffee shop only. The farm has disabled access and facilites and can accommodate educational group/school visits also childrens birthday parties. « less
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DERBY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Giving Matlock Meadows a rating of "poor" is harsh but "average" is generous. My rating for Matlock Meadows should sit somewhere between the two. Basically, if you're the kind of person who enjoys premium ice cream like Ben & Jerry's or Haagen Dazs this stuff falls a long, long way short of a premium ice cream. It's just about the... More

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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this review

We are really sorry you were not happy with our ice cream - we welcome constructive criticism and would have been happy to refund your money knowing you were not happy with your purchase - it would help us to know which flavour you chose but more more importantly what exactly what it was you didnt like about the ice... More

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely place, the shop is modern and very well appointed. The rotating ice cream display is fun! More importantly the ice cream is excellent! Out side is a small play area with a slide, their are also several toy tractors for various aged children. Adjacent are some animal enclosures, at the time containing young lambs and sheep. Fully grown and... More

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Amanda D, Manager at Matlock Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments we are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. More

Witney, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went specifically to have some of the ice cream created at the farm. Spoilt for choice with the range of flavours. Had three and they were all great.

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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we are really pleased you enjoyed our ice creams. More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We popped here on our way into the Peak District. What a lovely place to stop and stroll around with an ice cream. Part of the barn has been converted into a cafe/ice cream parlour which also sells a few books and locally produced gifts. There were lots of ice cream flavours available, some "normal" and some quite inventive ones!... More

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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and your comments are much appreciated. More

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Been here a few times. Ice cream best in the area. Please bring back Turkish delight flavour mine and Hubby's favourite. Ice cream prices good, staff let u sample flavours. Worth a visit.

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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review - we are pleased you enjoy our ice cream, we have been doing lots of experimenting lately with new flavours - amaretto, lime cheesecake and blackcurrant and liquorice but we promise to bring back turkish delight very soon. More

North, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Been here 2day for the craft fair and what a fabulous day.great place to visit with the kids and the ice cream is to die for! Will deffinatley come again xx

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Amanda D, Manager at Matlock Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we do appreciate any feedback, the open farm sunday was a big day for us to organise so we are really pleased you enjoyed it. More

matlock
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100 reviews 100 reviews
18 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Well patronised by locals and visitors alike.....something a bit different but doesn't lose sight of basic needs. All sorts of farm animals kept and shown in a lovely clean environment. The café is excellent value and the bacon cobs are superb! Lots of locally made fayre and the ice cream is beautiful. The owners have really tried to appeal to... More

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Amanda D, Manager at Matlock Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review - your custom and your comments are very much appreciated. More

Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Love it! Always a brilliant visit whatever the weather! Free to go and a fantastic working farm with a lot of different animals, great site and layout is a nice small size and has THE BEST ICE CREAM EVER! Lots of different flavors including their own inventions, great service ran by a lovely friendly family! Also has a cafe serving... More

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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely comments - we are really pleased you enjoy visiting our farm. More

northampton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Its so lovely to go to a working farm and not just a show animal farm! Not massive but free to get in and the ice cream was lovely!!!! Kids had a play and petted the animals, who were all happy and friendly!

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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to write a review and thank you for the lovely comments - we are please you enjoyed your visit. More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is not Disney world, its a real farm. So yes it smells and it has muddy bits get over it!! Modern homely cafe area serving regular stuff. The ice cream is excellent. Staff friendly. Lovely place to spend an hour

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Amanda D, Manager at Matlock Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your lovely comments, hope to see you again soon. More

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